Most air air pollution is measured at a metropolis stage, however air high quality can change block by block, hour by hour and everyday. To higher perceive air high quality on a extra native stage, we started working with our companion Aclima — to map air air pollution throughout California utilizing Google Street View vehicles—geared up with air high quality sensors.  Earlier this yr, we shared the the primary outcomes of this effort with air pollution ranges all through the town of Oakland.

We’re simply starting to know what’s doable with this hyperlocal data and immediately, we’re releasing information for 3 extra California areas, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and California’s Central Valley (the Street View vehicles drove 100,000 miles, over the course of 4,000 hours to gather this information!). Scientists and air high quality specialists can use this data to help native organizations, governments, and regulators in figuring out alternatives to attain higher air high quality enhancements and options.

Over 195 nations will collect in Bonn for the COP23 UN Climate Climate Change convention this week. Rising to the local weather problem will contain a  mixture of coverage, know-how and worldwide cooperation and we consider that insights about air high quality on the group stage can assist help each native and international motion on local weather. Below we’ve highlighted a few of our findings for these areas. Below we’ve highlighted a few of our findings for these areas.

Over a 3 month interval, our Street View vehicles mapped air high quality in several areas of Los Angeles, starting from city to residential, inland to the Pacific Ocean, and areas close to main freeways, ports, or refineries. The measurements point out that traffic-choked freeways, site visitors on native streets, and climate patterns that blow air pollution inland all affect the patterns of air air pollution.

Air quality measurements in Los Angeles region (Landsat / Copernicus, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO, IBCAO, Data LDEO-Columbia, NSF, Data USGS, Data CSUMB SFML, CA OPC)



Air high quality measurements in Los Angeles area (Landsat / Copernicus, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO, IBCAO, Data LDEO-Columbia, NSF, Data USGS, Data CSUMB SFML, CA OPC)